10 Facts About Mummies That Will Surprise You

Animal Mummies

Some animal mummies that have been discovered by talented archaeologists include jackals, cats, baboons, fish, snakes, crocodiles, horses, and even an entire lion. More often than not, these animals were pets owned by the rich and popular.


The most common mummified animal from ancient times was the jackal. There is a reason for this, though, as the god Anubis is said to have had the head of a jackal. Anubis was most common and popular god from Ancient Egypt.